Porsche 911 Targa 4 & 4 S
The 911 Targa signalled its return with its debut at the Detroit motor show. The latest iteration of the Targa 911 – (model 991) breaks the mould by not having an all-glass roof, and instead combining a glass window to the rear with a series of magnesium panels clad in fabric.
Then at your will, you can pull over (you need to be stationary) and fold the roof away behind the back seats and your former roof becomes enveloped with your wrap-around rear glass window.
See the mechanism here:
In homage to the 1965 Targa, the 2014 Targa has an aluminium ‘Targa’ Bar to support the roof reminiscent of the original with 3 notches or ‘gills’ and the Targa lettering etched into the chrome surface.
The new roof mechanism is the only feature which differs from the 911 Carrera Cabrio, coming in 2 variations – with the 3.4 litre, 345 bhp flat 6 in the Targa 4 capable of 0-62 in 4.7 secs and topping out at 175mph with the 7 speed manual and 173mph with the double-clutch auto gearbox. The Targa S enjoys a 3.8 litre 395 bhp engine, does 62 in 4.4 and tops out at 184mph. Both incarnations come with the Porsche Traction Management system (or PTM) implementing all wheel drive and torque vectoring to help you hug those bends with the Targa top down.
The Targa 4 and Targa 4 S are available now with the entry level model starting at £86,281 and the Targa 4 S coming in at £96,316.